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Blockchain Summer School

5 days / 10 talks 12 speakers / 2 social events

About the summer school

Blockchain is the biggest challenge faced by antitrust law in the last 20 years. The core features of this technology create numerous issues for our legal systems to the point of endangering them. This is very true for intellectual property law and digital privacy as well. This summer school, a world first, will address all of these challenges from two perspectives: blockchain as the best ally to our legal systems and blockchain as its work enemy. And maybe it’s not all black & white ; )

This summer school is designed for legal experts, including, lawyers, practitioners, master and Ph.D. students (enrolled in a law degree), competition authorities’ case handlers, academics, government representatives, policy officers, judges and anyone interested in understanding how blockchain will challenge our societies as well as our legal systems. Technical knowledge of blockchain is not required (no worries).

Prof. Thibault Schrepel (creator and coordinator of the summer school)

Contact Info

Prof. Thibault Schrepel

t.schrepel@uu.nl

8 – 12 July 2019

Utrecht University

Netherlands

Our Speakers

Thibault Schrepel

Utrecht/Harvard University

Olga Mack

Berkeley University

Catalina Goanta

Maastricht University

Chris Pike

OECD (Senior Competition Expert)

David Saive

Oldenburg University

Alexandra Giannopoulou

University of Amsterdam

Sebastian Louven

Oldenburg University

Riyanka Roy Choudhury

Stanford Law School

Marc Taverner

Bitfury

Charlotte Salemans

Deloitte

Valeria Ferrari

Amsterdam University

Peter Kits

Deloitte

Day 1

8 JULY 2019

Blockchain & antitrust law

Talk by Thibault Schrepel, Catalina Goanta & Marieke Hopman

Schedule

09:00-10:00

10:00-11:00

  11:00-12:00

14:00-16:00

Welcoming – Café  

HISTORY OF BLOCKCHAIN

GENERAL LEGAL ISSUEs 

  BLOCKCHAIN & ABUSE OF DOMINANCE

Day 2

9 july 2019

Blockchain & antitrust law

Talk by Chris Pike, Sebastian Louven, David Saive & Thibault Schrepel

Schedule

10:00-12:00

14:00-16:00   16:00-17:00   18:00

BLOCKCHAIN & CARTELS


ANTITRUST BY DESIGN THE OECD’S PERSPECTIVE BOAT ON tHE cANAL

Day 3

10 july 2019

Blockchain, data protection & IP: the core

Talk by Olga Mack, Alexandra Giannopoulou, Valeria Ferrari

Schedule

10:00-12:00

    13:00-16:00

Blockchain and data protection: issues

  Blockchain and ip: issues

Day 4

11 july 2019

Blockchain, data protection & IP: the application

Talk by Charlotte Salemans, Peter Kits & Riyanka Roy Choudhury

Schedule

10:00-12:00

    13:00-16:00     18:00

blockchain and data protection: application

blockchain and ip: application   Diner

Day 5

12 july 2019

Blockchain in practice

Talk by Bitfury (startup)

Schedule

09:00-12:00

blockchain in practice – startups presentation

Our Sponsors

Deloitte has a unique combination of experience, technical expertise and knowledge of legal, tax and compliance aspects allows them to look beyond the hype. Deloitte’s Blockchain Center of Expertise consists of the blockchain experts from across most technical and business domains, and is backed by the Global Blockchain community with over 1000 professionals from across 20 countries. Their goal is to support companies and startups on the journey to redefine their business while capturing industry-wide opportunities with the use of the blockchain technology (website).

The Bitfury Group is the largest full-service blockchain technology company in the world. They develop and deliver cutting-edge software and hardware solutions necessary for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals to securely move assets across the blockchain (website).

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